The Little Book of Humanism

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What to expect


We all want to lead a happy life. Traditionally, when in need of guidance, comfort or inspiration, many people turn to religion. But there has been another way to learn how to live well – the humanist way – and in today’s more secular world, it is more relevant than ever.

In THE LITTLE BOOK OF HUMANISM, Alice Roberts and Andrew Copson share over two thousand years of humanist wisdom through an uplifting collection of stories, quotes and meditations on how to live an ethical and fulfilling life, grounded in reason and humanity.

With universal insights and beautiful original illustrations, THE LITTLE BOOK OF HUMANISM is a perfect introduction to and a timeless anthology of humanist thought from some of history and today’s greatest thinkers.

Critics Review

  • Gorgeous and full of wise quotes and stories that we would all do well to heed in today’s crazy world

    Jim Al-Khalili
  • This beautiful little book is, well, beautiful. The perfect antidote to a great deal of nonsense

    Shappi Khorsandi
  • A wonderful source of wisdom and calm

    Frank Turner
  • THE LITTLE BOOK OF HUMANISM by Andrew Copson & Alice Roberts is a delight. Give it like a bunch of flowers to someone you love. A compendium of uplifting quotations woven together by the two leading figures in today’s Humanists UK

    Richard Dawkins
  • This is a delightful book to dip into, to give comfort, stimulation and guidance. It puts humanism right into the mainstream of enlightened thinking

    Janet Whitaker
  • Anytime my head feels heavy this book seems to find me and pick me up … A fantastic introduction to a new way of thinking


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